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UCL Quad to close on 23 and 29 June

20 June 2022

The Quad will be closed all day on 23 and 29 June as we set up for UCL’s summer graduation celebrations and Open Days – please avoid using the Quad on these days if you can.

UCL students on quad

UCL’s graduation ceremonies will take place from 30 June to 14 July. We are expecting to welcome in the region of 25,000 visitors to campus over this time, as students and their guests attend ceremonies in the Institute of Education. There will also be celebrations taking place in the Main Quad. UCL's Open Days are also returning to campus on 15-16 July, when we're expecting around 6,000 visitors over the two days.

As we set up to welcome our visitors, we'll be erecting a large marquee in the Quad and we need to minimise pedestrian traffic in the area. Access to the Quad will therefore be restricted all day on Thursday 23 and Wednesday 29 June.

There will be no general access through the gates on Gower Street and no through route through the Quad to other areas of the Bloomsbury campus. It will not be possible to remain in the Quad for extended periods of time (e.g. to socialise or study). The Café on the Quad will be closed on these days.

Direct access to the Quad buildings (South Wing, Chadwick, North West Wing, Slade, and Wilkins) will still be permitted, as it will for those with accessibility needs. Security will be restricting the flow of people and you may have a short wait.

Other access points at Gower Court for Physics, and through Malet Place and Gordon Street for all other sites, will still be available. The UCL Maps website highlights alternative routes and entry points.

Please also note that ALL public access to the Quad will also be closed on these dates.

If you have any further questions, please contact Naomi Newton-Fisher.